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Intro 12.16.13: Videos from Beyonce, Breeders, English Beat and more

FILE - This May 6, 2013 file photo

FILE - This May 6, 2013 file photo shows singer Beyonce at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit in New York. Beyonce has released her new album in an unconventional way: She announced and dropped it on the same day. The singer released "Beyonce" exclusively on iTunes early Friday, Dec. 13. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) (Credit: AP)

Wonder what surprises Beyonce has in store for her Barclays Center shows Thursday and Sunday, the last of her "Mrs. Carter World Tour." Could they be bigger than her great new album?

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BEYONCE, “Countdown.” At Barclays Center Thursday and Sunday.
RONNIE SPECTOR, “Sleigh Ride.” At BB King’s Sunday.
ENGLISH BEAT, “Mirror in the Bathroom.” At Irving Plaza Friday.
THE BREEDERS, “Divine Hammer.” At Webster Hall Thursday and Friday.
SAVES THE DAY, “At Your Funeral.” At Bowery Ballroom Thursday.
I AM THE AVALANCHE, “Brooklyn Dodgers.” At 89 North Sunday.
THE 1975, “Chocolate.” At Webster Hall Tuesday.
PHOSPHORESCENT, “Song for Zula.” At Music Hall of Williamsburg Wednesday and Thursday.
OCEAN BLUE, “Don’t Believe Everything You Hear.” At Bowery Ballroom Saturday.
JOHN MAYER, “On the Way Home.” At Barclays Center Tuesday.

Tags: Intro , Beyonce , I Am the Avalanche , John Mayer , Ocean Blue , Saves the Day , Phosphorescent , The 1975 , Breeders , English Beat , Ronnie Spector

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